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Roger Simon Rohrich

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
On March 26th, 2018, Roger Simon Rohrich unexpectedly passed away peacefully at his home in Anacortes, Washington at the age of 76. 
 
roger obitHe was born on Feb. 16, 1942 to Joseph and Mary Rohrich on the family farm outside the city of Linton, North Dakota, a small, but growing area that was settled in 1828 by his immigrating Russian-German relatives. German was their first language, learning English when the children went to school.  A family of nine children who were taught at an early age how to work hard in order to be productive.
 
In 1960 his brother Irvin encouraged Roger to move to Seattle to sell cars with him at his dealership.  His early work ethic enabled him to progress quickly and he was hired in 1962 by Arthur Evered of Evered Motors in Bellevue, Wash. This is where he thrived and for the next 40+ years he climbed the ladder and ultimately became part owner of Bellevue Lincoln Mercury. Known by many in the car business and beyond as being fair, hard driven, honest, and respected by all who knew him. He often responded to the name “Commander in Chief.”
 
In 1967 he married Sandra Wood, was inducted into the Army, and they lived in Germany for two years. They were married for 40 years, raising their three boys in Woodinville, since 1972.  Many good times were spent at their vacation home on Similk Beach in Anacortes, where he eventually retired.  He excelled at his hobby...crabbing in the bay and sharing the catch! 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary, a sister Irene and brother Clarence. He is survived by his loving family which includes his son Rob and daughter-in-law Laurie; son Brian; son Kevin and daughter-in-law Meredith; grandchildren Alison, Reid, Elizabeth, Grady and Brooklyn; brothers Claude, Irv, Clem, and Wilbur; sisters Lorraine and Yolanda; many nephews and nieces; countless friends and associates all of whom will miss his energy, generous habit, and infectious laugh.
 
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 4th at 11 a.m. at St Teresa Calcutta, 17856 Woodinville-Duvall Rd. in Woodinville.
 
Reception follows at the American Legion Hall 21910 HWY 9 SE in Woodinville.
 
A burial will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 3 p.m. at Fernhill Cemetery, State Rt 20 in Anacortes.
 
A reception follows at 4 p.m. at the ELKS LODGE, 1009 7th Street in Anacortes.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: WSEA (WA State ELKS Association) Childrens Therapy Elks Lodge, 1009 7th St., Anacortes WA 98221  c/o Stacey Brown/ In memory of Roger Rohrich
Farewell Dear Father, PAPA, Brother, Uncle and Friend...
 
Auf Wiedersehen!  (until we meet again)                                                    

Ernest C. Board

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
board11-5-1947 TO 4-2-2018
 
Ernie was born in Kirkland, the seventh son of George and Lucille Board on November 5th, 1947.   His childhood was spent on the “river” in Woodinville with his six brothers and two sisters.
 
Ernie graduated from Bothell High in 1966 and secured employment at Northern Pacific in 1967.  He was a member of the Maintenance of Way, and worked as a gandy dancer, track inspector, machine operator, loving his “boom.”   He loved his job and when honored at his retirement party after 41 years of service commented on how lucky he was to have a job on the tracks in his motorcar or Hi Rail in the Cascades or along Puget Sound. His work ethic was one of his finest qualities.
 
Ernie enjoyed Glamping, salmon fishing, snorkeling, golf, boating, antiquing crabbing razor clamming, stunt kiting, and collecting Pacific Northwest art to commemorate his travels. He loved to tinker on things and solve problems.  He was a past member of Kingston Cove Yacht Club and served as Fleet Captain in 2008, loved choosing the port and organizing the cruise.
 
The number one thing Ernie was known for was helping people.   He took care of EVERYONE, without hesitation no matter how it affected his life.    He did this never looking for praise or reward.  
 
Ernie’s Circle of Life include his wife of 44 years, Kerry; sons Ernest Craig, Kim and Christopher Board (Sara); daughter Cheryl Board Waite; Sisters Pam Board and Joanne Board; brother  Bud (Di), Jim (Mavis), Curt (Joyce), Danny (Dar); and grandkids  Benjamin and Bradley Waite, Brenna, Bailey, and Brylee Board; Reagan, Dominic, and Pierson Board.
 
A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held Saturday April 28th 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. at Sammamish Valley Grange, 14654 148th Avenue NE, Woodinville. Our family extends an invitation to all who wish to share their personal memories.
 
WE WILL ALL MISS YOU FOREVER.

Jeff Kristoffer Gallardo Zante

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Jeff Kristoffer Gallardo Zante passed away unexpectedly at Evergreen Hospital on March 25th.  At the age of 39 years. He was Born in Seattle, WA on February 6th 1979.
Jeff is survived by his Parents; Mildred and Paterno; his brothers, Jason, and Joven.
 
Jeff liked to fish. He had an affinity for landscape. He was a sports enthusiast and was extremely athletic. A great taste in music especially anything produced by the, "Star Trak Label."  Jeff was a problem solver, a jack of all trades enjoyed projects around the house. "And do not forget to do good and to share with others…" - Hebrews 13:16.
 
Jeff was kindhearted with an unforgettable laugh. He had a passion to please everyone. One of the last things he mentioned to a close friend was, "I just want to make sure Mom and Dad are always ok." He loved his family and always put them first. He will be deeply missed by friends and relatives.
 
Special Thanks to:
Staff at Evergreen Hospital Emergency & Intensive Care
Foundation Night Club
Rooney's Bar
Q Night Club
Fred Zante Farm
Everyone from Jeff's GoFundMe  https://www.gofundme.com/zante039s-march-for-life?u=18094856

Dayna Buri Kindrick

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

2005 Dayna graduation pictureLover of people, fearless warrior, and free-spirited adventurer, Dayna Buri Kindrick left a hole in our hearts on April 6, 2018. It's hard not to smile when thinking about Dayna even in this time of intense sorrow. She entered the world on October 22, 1986 in Vallejo, California and brightened the world of her parents David and Dori. She was a brave and bodacious child, full of joy, laughter and music; a true joy-bringer!

Her early years were spent in California and she gained a life-long friend in her brother Jonathan who was born when she was 3. Her family moved to Washington when she was four, and she attended school in Colfax, Washington, Moscow, Idaho and graduated from Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, Washington where she was "Outstanding Musician" in her senior year. She lived with her “seester” Brittany in California and attended Citrus College, then transferred to University of Idaho where she studied international relations and Spanish.

Not one to sit still, Dayna began travelling the world with her full heart of love, her guitar and her backpack. From helping manage a hostel in Ireland to working on an organic farm in Antwerp, she never met a stranger and always saw people as more important than things. Her spiritual journey mirrored her worldly travels; wandering, inquisitive, questioning, and resulted in her renewed commitment to Jesus Christ.  Through the course of her illness, her faith continued to grow and inspire others. She loved unconditionally without reservation.

Her greatest day was in January of 2013 when Madeleine Jean made her entrance into the world, and Dayna was famous for quoting, "Maddie is the best thing I've ever done!" They had a mutual love affair and were two peas in a pod; Dayna said parenting was the hardest and best thing ever. Not long after Madeleine turned two, Dayna was diagnosed with Glioblastoma and given 6-8 months to live. In her typical fashion, she joined with her family and decided to pray, fight and believe for the miracle of seeing her baby girl turn 5. In the fall of 2015, she was named Single Mom of the Year and enjoyed a fabulous trip to Baton Rouge where she was celebrated.

Her journey was not an easy one; yet she fought for each and every miracle--and there were many. The miracle of friends and family, the miracle of a shrinking tumor, the miracle of travel and the miracle of the presence of God.

She found the love of her life while fighting brain cancer and married Kevin Kindrick in February of 2017. Although their life together was short, it was full of joy, laughter and love.

Dayna was a gift to the world--she laughed loudly and loved greatly. She made awesome playlists and cranked them loud while driving with all the windows down and hair blowing in the breeze. Her joyful presence will be missed by friends across the globe and especially by her family.

Her spirit will live on in the life of Madeleine, and she will be terribly missed by her husband Kevin and stepson Liam; her father and step mother, David and Becky Buri, her adoring mom and step-faj, Dori and William Richardson and her Grandma Gayle. She will be fondly remembered by her siblings and their families: Jonathan and Kelsey Buri, Jaap and Brittany Don, Brett Richardson and fiancé Spencer and Paul David Buri, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. They will carry her love with them and share it with generations to come.

Everyone is welcome to her celebration of life to be held at Woodinville Alliance Church on April 28th at 2 pm. Dayna wanted her life to be celebrated—not mourned—so come dressed in colors to honor her wish. Memorial contributions may be made to Madeleine's education fund at Hope4Dayna, PO Box 1453, Duvall, WA  98019 https://www.facebook.com/Hope4Dayna/  

Alan Richard Ross

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Al RossAlan Richard Ross was born August 23, 1939 in Edmonds, Washington, “Big Al” passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 78 on March 30, 2018 at home in Redmond, Washington.
 
Al grew up on the Eastside – his parents (Gordon and Kay) raised him in Beaux Arts Village with his sister Kay Wetzel (Charles) and brother, Doug.  Al graduated from Lathrop (Alaska) High School after a move before his Senior year.  But, he returned and graduated from the University of Washington in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.  Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was very important to Al during and after college.  Because of that, he served as an advisor to Pi Kappa Alpha for decades. 
 
Afterward, a scholarship for the most improved grade point average was named in his honor.  He loved the Huskies and he loved the Pikes.
 
After college, Al met his wife of 51 years on Mercer Island.  Despite the Apple Cup angst, Al and Gwen have two children, Brian (Carol) and Brett (Heather) – and three grandchildren: Tanner, Aisha, and Haley – all of which knew of his grandpa jokes.  His nieces were also dear to him: Linda Hamilton (John), Laurie Hayward (Mike), and Karen Wetzel.
 
Al was widely known through Lakeside Drug in Redmond – he was a Pharmacist there for 44 years, owning and operating the business (alone or in partnership) from the early 1990’s until his retirement in 2008.  He has many life-long friends he has worked with or who were loyal customers – and he loved that family! 
 
Besides his family and Lakeside Drug, Al's love was the family cabin on Treasure Island where July 4th was always a family celebration with a parade and fireworks.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Northwest Kidney Centers or Pi Kappa Alpha Al Ross Scholarship: https://pikefoundation.webconnex.com/PLO (Please make sure to note "Al Ross Scholarship / Beta Beta Chapter" in the "Please note any special consideration for your gift:" field).